Happy Friday, friends! I am SO very ready for the weekend! Justin took off from his real job this week to work on the house and he was able to get a lot accomplished! Yay for that! So, let’s get on with the 7th edition of our forever farmhouse update!
All the wall painting is complete. (I say wall painting because after all the trim is installed, it will have to be caulked and re-painted.) I will do a whole-house paint color post after we get settled, but most of our house is painted Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore, at half-tint. This picture is a (low-quality) image of Jase’s bedroom.
Kyndall wanted a bright blue for her bedroom. You can’t tell, but we used Valspar Paint Flakes on one of her walls in an attempt to make it a glitter wall. It was a flop, but not so much that we have to repaint anything. It’s just not quite the glitter look we were going for.
Our master bathroom floor tile is also down, but not grouted. Justin and my dad are moving right along with our trim. For the windows, I wanted a super simple craftsman trim look. You can catch a glimpse of the window trim in the above photo.
We are doing the “poor man’s trim” method to make our crown molding look bigger. We nailed in a regular piece of crown molding at the top, skipped about 3 inches of wall space, and nailed in a smaller piece of crown. We then painted the entire section to resemble one piece of extremely thick crown molding. That’s coming along nicely.
This weekend, we are hoping to get the rest of the crown molding installed and start on the flooring! It’s so hard to nail down an official completion date because Justin and my dad are doing all this work in the evenings, after their “real” jobs. Some days they get lots of time and work in and some days they have other tasks to tend to. Right now, we are shooting for the end of March. Fingers crossed we have lots of productive days over the next few weeks!
Disclaimer: By “we” in the above post, I mostly mean Justin and my dad. They are the real work-horses on this house project. I am the chief design decision maker and wall switch plate installer and house cleaner. They do every single other thing.
Also, Justin’s dad and my Papa have been a huge help, and our brother-in-law Luke is coming this weekend to help tackle the flooring!
Our running to-do list:
Clear land.completed August 25, 2016 Pour footer.completed August 30, 2016 First plumbing and electrical rough-in.completed September 7, 2016 Pour slab.completed September 10, 2016 Framing.started October 3 and completed October 20, 2016 Roofing.completed October 30, 2016 Second plumbing rough-in.completed November 11, 2016 HVAC rough-in.completed November 17, 2016 Brick skirt and steps.completed November 18, 2016
- Vinyl siding. near completion.
Electrical.completed December 5, 2016 Hang insulation.completed December 15, 2016
Install and finish sheetrock.completed January 13, 2017
- Install crown molding and window trim. in progress
- Tile shower.
Paint.completed February 7, 2017
- Install lights. partially completed–all our can lights are in, but nothing else.
- Floors. in progress.
- Install flooring trim.
- Install stair and balcony railing.
- Move in.
- Host all-the-things. =)
If you’ve been keeping up with these posts, you may notice that I added a few things to our running list. I had neglected to add smaller tasks such as installing trim and stair railings. I have added those tasks to show a more realistic picture of what we have left to complete.